It is with great sadness, that we announce the sudden passing of our Dear Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Niece, Friend, LeeAnne White Eagle, in Calgary, Alberta February 7, 2022, at the age of 52 years.
She is survived by her children Tyson, Janine, Terri, Dallas, and Erica. Lainey (deceased), 12 grandchildren; Maria Scalplock, Tyren Healy, Rochelle Healy, Saffire Sanderson, Faith Old Woman, MJ NotUseful, Mia Scalplock. Her sisters Micheline, Michelle, and Stacey, she is also survived by Auntie Mryna (Phillip) Red Youngman from Piikani, Uncles Donnie (Nora) White Eagle, Dexter (Marie) White Eagle and Dion White Eagle, and special friend Abel Eagle Speaker. She also leaves to mourn are her many Nieces, Nephews, and cousins to numerous to mention. Great Aunts; Great Uncles;
LeeAnee was born September 23, 1969, in Fort Macleod, Alberta. She grew up in Siksika and Piikani. Attended schools in Brocket, Fort Macleod, Crowfoot, Arrowwood, and Mossleigh.
LeeAnne was partly raised by Da-Da Seenee and Gramma Josephine. We will always remember LeeAnne’s Nickname Yaya.
Da Da Seenee gave her that name because he couldn’t pronounce her name LeeAnna, so he called her Yaya. She also got close to her relatives and friends from Piikani where she was also partly raised.
LeeAnne had the experience of working various jobs, she had worked in an Elders Centre in Calgary, she also did a lot of housekeeping jobs, worked one season in Waterton Glacier Suites, and Bay Shore Inn, which she had really enjoyed doing, she did a lot of babysitting and was always willing just to help out.
LeeAnne had a hard life and struggles, she battled her addiction for so long, looniness was just too hard for her to overcome. But through it all, she was still very compassionate and humble, didn’t judge, and was always forgiving. Most recently, she would make Bannock sandwiches and bring them downtown to her many friends.
She loved her children and Grandchildren and often talked about them. She had many wishes and dreams for them. All her nieces and nephews were very close to her. Each one had a special bond with her, especially Isiaha LeeAnne just knew how to communicate with him. She will surely be missed by all, we will remember her kindness and love, she was such a giving person.
LeeAnne met a lot of people along her way and made many friends from all over. One of her highlights is when she did her Pilgrimage on the Blood Reserve. She also went up north for traditional ceremonies in the company of Diala Provost.
Her hobbies were doing crafts, beading, and she loved to read, most recently she started painting, she loved making Bannock and fry bread, she loved to sing gospel songs, where she was known as one of the lead singers for the “Ruperettes”. Her favorite colors were Saffire Blue.
She is predeceased by her parents Michael White Eagle and Roberta Iron Shirt, her baby Girl Lainey, Sister Debbie White Eagle, Nieces Vanessa and Angela Rabbit maternal Grand Parents Cyril and Josephine (Nee Peace Maker) White Eagle, Paternal Grandparents Fred and Clara (Nee Crow Eagle) Iron shirt. As well as many Uncles and Aunts too numerous to name.
LeeAnne comes from the families of Ironshirts, Crow Eagles, North Peigans, Smiths from Piikani Riders from Montana, Peace Makers, Sunwalks, White Elks, Medicine Travellers, Sleighs.
We would like to thank and acknowledge Maple, where LeeAnne was living at the time of her passing. We thank the staff for taking care of her. We also like to thank everyone that has supported us.